Are you looking for a fast and easy table topper that would be perfect for Easter or any time of the year? These are so easy to make that it took no time at all the make up two of the Rainbow table toppers.
Yesterday I decided I had to sew something..... so I made a couple fast centerpieces. I used a template but you can make yours with a ruler.
Fast and Easy Rainbow Table Toppers
I used eight - 2 ½ inch strips of fabric, sewing 2 groups of 4 together using these beautiful fabrics which were fat quarters. The length of them was 22 inches.
I have a Starmaker 6 ruler from Kaye Wood that I bought years ago. I lined it up on my fabrics and then cut out the pieces.
Creative Grids has a 60 degree ruler that you can use. I use it to make all kinds of triangles and octagon blocks and just love it.
Depending on your ruler, you may have the 60 degree markings on it.
I even have the 60-degree markings on my cutting mat.
Most cutting mats also have this measurement on them. Sorry for the messy cutting mat. This is a closeup of my cutting board. The markings are on one corner...check yours.
I also have several Olfa rulers that have the 30, 45 and 60-degree markings on them. I put the 60-degree line along the bottom of my fabric.
I could use the ruler to cut the triangles. The size of your strips really doesn't matter, I have made teeny tiny blocks and big ones. Whatever is the width of the strip determines the size of the triangle.
I laid one of the 4 strip lengths on top of the other one and cut my shapes.
From one length of fabric I was able to cut 12 triangles and make 2 center pieces. I even have a little piece leftover.
I used Warm & Natural cotton batting and some yellow stripe fabric from my stash for the back. I decided to use up some more of my cotton Cluny lace to finish the edges of the rainbow table topper. You could also add fabric binding to them.
I did a zig-zag stitch around the edges first and then carefully top-stitched to add the lace to the edges. I used Bottom line thread in a Oatmeal color for the quilting and it really blended in well.
Here are the two rainbow table toppers that I made. Notice how the green and purple fabrics are on the outside edges.
On this rainbow table topper, green and purple are used as the center of the table topper.
They are pretty bright and colorful and so cute with the Easter baskets and bunny-dogs. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter!
Rainbow Table Toppers
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